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  • To minimize the large ribbon at the top press Ctrl + F1
  • PC: If not in toolbar then go to TOOLS:OPTIONS:VIEW:FORMATTING MARKS:click ALL MAC: If not in toolbar then go to PREFERENCES:VIEW:NONPRINTING CHARACTERS: click ALL Don’t copy & paste…actually do insert from file
  • including addressing page/section breaks and dealing with landscape tables. Click on FORMAT: DOCUMENT
  • including addressing page/section breaks and dealing with landscape tables.
  • Change text direction dialog box…to rotate page number for landscape… To format page numbers for landscape page…click on VIEW: HEADER/FOOTER…click on the button that moves you to the FOOTER…once in the footer click on INSERT: PAGE NUMBERS from MENU BAR not from the footer itself. It should be Aligned RIGHT…click OK…now click on the page number and move it to OUTSIDE of the FOOTER BOX…Click on FORMAT: TEXT DIRECTION…Click the direction you want the number to be…
  • Section breaks are good to use around tables, chapters, figures…
  • Change text direction dialog box…to rotate page number for landscape…
  • Merged cells from excel don’t come over.


  • 2. General Thesis Information
    • Thesis Formatting W orkbook
    • Thesis Formatting Workshop
    • Thesis Submittal Form:
      • Master’s
      • PhD
  • 3. Microsoft Office 2003 vs. 2007
    • interface is very different and takes a bit of getting use to.
    • Files saved with the default setting in Office 2007 CANNOT be opened by earlier versions.
    • To change go to tools, options, & save tab
    .accdb .mdb Access .pptx .ppt Power Point .xlsx .xls Excel .docx .doc Word 2007 Ext 2003 Ext. Program
  • 4. Quick Access Toolbar (QAT) Access common commands on this customizable toolbar. Tabs Click tabs to access tools and commands. Dialog Boxes Click to open dialog boxes. Lists and Galleries Click or to access lists or galleries. Mini Toolbar Use options on the toolbar that appears when you select text on the page. Zoom Controls Zoom in or out using the slider, or click the + and – buttons. View Switching Switch view for a program. Different programs have different views available. The Ribbon Find tools here that used to be in menus and toolbars. Navigate the Office Fluent User Interface Groups Use related tools and commands grouped onto different tabs. File Menu Click the Microsoft Office system button to see file commands. About the Office Fluent User Interface The Microsoft Office Fluent user interface (UI) has been completely redesigned . The old menus and toolbars are now integrated into a band called the “Ribbon,” making it easier to find the tools you need and create the results you want. Topics in this guide include:
    • Navigate the New UI
    • Understand the Quick Access Toolbar
    • Minimize the Ribbon
    • Understand the File Menu and New File Format
    • Use Microsoft Office System Help
  • 5. Revealing Your Formatting Find this button on your toolbar if you are a Mac user
  • 6. Page Setup: Mac
  • 7. Page Setup: Windows
  • 8. Header/Footer: Mac Format page numbers
  • 9. Header/Footer: Windows
  • 10. Page Numbers: Windows
  • 11. Page Numbers: Mac
    • Click on INSERT in the menu bar
    • Then click on PAGE NUMBERS
  • 12. Formatting Page Numbers
  • 13. Section and page breaks
  • 14. Section and page Breaks
    • Use page breaks when format stays the same
    • Use section breaks (next page) when format changes or between chapters
      • For example, use for landscape table or figures! That page will be landscape and the rest portrait.
  • 15. Widows & Orphans
  • 16. Figures: Inserting from File
  • 17. Formatting Figures: Mac
  • 18. Formatting Figures : Windows
    • Right click on the picture
  • 19. Tables
  • 20. Tables: Inserting & Deleting Columns & Rows
  • 21. Table of Contents: Mac
    • Leader Dots
  • 22. Table of Contents: Windows
  • 23. Leader Dots
    • Go to Format and Tabs
    • 6 for UAF requirements rather than 6.5